Meadowpark independent school for boys and girls aged 4 to 11 in Cricklade is opening its new building after the summer holidays, with television personality Julian Clary officially cutting the ribbon at a ceremony on Saturday 11 September, and open days to follow on 8 and 9 October.
Headteacher Rajvinder Kular is proud of the very positive suggestions that parents have contributed for the new school environment and curriculum. “We have a very spacious site, including a field and woodland area for outdoor learning, and we have installed an adventure playground. Activities such as pottery, speech and drama, tennis, ballet and football are time-tabled with qualified staff after the end of the school day, providing structured wrap-around care so that working parents know that their children are in safe hands until 6pm.”
The class sizes at Meadowpark are small, with no more than 12 pupils in each group. “It’s already possible to see a huge diversity of talents in the children, even in very small year groups, which means we can teach to each child’s individual strengths.”
Parents Sarah and David Griffiths are delighted with the progress their daughters have made whilst at Meadowpark nursery. They agreed, “the ethos of children learning in a family environment is an amazing success and the girls cannot wait to move to the new building.”
Rajvinder sees the new school as a natural progression from the current nursery, which will continue to operate in its premises on Calcutt Street. “The nursery is working really well; now children will have the chance to make a seamless transition to primary school, along with their friends, and within the same ethos that every child will be helped to achieve the best they can.”
For details of places call 752600.